Over 103,000 turkeys killed as bird flu outbreak spreads in Indiana

The highly lethal bird flu has now been found at a third farm in Indiana, and one that is much closer to Indianapolis.

The state announced Thursday that the virus showed up at a turkey farm southwest of Bloomington — meaning the outbreak has jumped a couple counties from where it was first detected and is growing.

The third farm, in Greene County, has approximately 48,000 turkeys that will be euthanized in an effort to contain the spread. That brings the total number of birds in Indiana destroyed because of the virus to more 103,000.

This is considered a presumptive-positive case at this time, according to the Indiana State Board of Animal Health. Samples are being verified at the US Department of Agriculture’s national veterinary lab in Iowa.

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